How To Add Amazon Affiliate Links To WordPress Blog Posts

Joining the Amazon affiliate program is an excellent way to monetize your WordPress blog.

After signing up for the program, you can promote Amazon products on your blog.

You send your visitors to Amazon via affiliate links with your unique code. Amazon uses the unique code to identify you and pay commissions on purchases.

In my post, I show you how to add Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress blog posts step by step.

Let’s begin.

Add Amazon Affiliate Links To WordPress

Step One – Sign In To Your Amazon Affiliate Account

Affiliate links are only available to Amazon affiliates, so you must be signed in to your account when searching for products to promote.

Enter your details and sign in.

Log in to your Amazon affiliate account

Step Two – Select A Product

Go to Amazon.com and search for items you want to promote. You can create an affiliate link to any page on Amazon.

You can link to a single product page.

Single product

You can link to a page with multiple products, like a bestseller page.

Best sellers

Once you select the page, it is time to create an affiliate link for your blog.

Step Three – Create An Affiliate Link

Amazon affiliates use The Amazon Associates SiteStripe to generate affiliate links.

The SiteStripe is at the top of the page.

Sitestripe

To create a text link for a single product, click the Text link on the SiteStripe.

After a short wait, a box appears with your affiliate link URL.

Copy this URL.

Text link for a single product

For multi-product pages, the process is the same.

Click the Text link on the SiteStripe, and copy the URL.

Multi-product page

Affiliate image links are available for single product pages only.

On the single product page, select the Image link on the SiteStripe. Choose the image size, and copy the highlighted HTML code.

Image link

Step Four – Add Amazon Affiliate Links To WordPress

On your blog post, highlight the text where you want to place your link.

Highlight text

Right-click on your mouse and select Paste.

Select paste

After you paste the link, I recommend enabling the option to open in a new tab.

Opening the link in a new tab ensures your visitor can return to your website.

Open in a new tab

The text on your post changes color to show it is a clickable link.

You get a commission when a visitor clicks on this link and makes a purchase.

Clickable link

On your blog post, create a ‘Custom HTML’ block.

Custom HTML

In the Custom HTML block, paste the HTML code you copied from the SiteStripe.

Paste HTML code

Click Preview to view the image.

Preview

You get a commission when a visitor clicks on this link and makes a purchase.

How To Align The Product Image

The image default position is left. To re-align, you must convert the block.

Click on the three dots and select Convert to blocks.

Convert to blocks

Next, remove this block.

Warning block

Next, click on the Amazon image, and select the alignment icon.

Move the image to the center or right.

Change alignment

How To Add Alternative Text To Amazon Affiliate Images

Alternative text is essential for images in your posts. This text helps Google index it correctly.

First, click on the image. On the toolbar, select the three dots, and choose Convert to blocks.

Convert to blocks

On the right of the editor, add your alternative text.

Alt text

How To Add Amazon Affiliate Links To WordPress Video Tutorial

How to use the Amazon Site Stripe
How to use the Amazon Site Stripe

Amazon Affiliate Links Information

How Do Amazon Affiliate Links Work?

How does Amazon know you when you send them customers? Visit my How Do Amazon Affiliate Links Work? post to learn more.

Amazon Affiliate Link Not Working?

How do you check your affiliate link? Visit my Why Is My Affiliate Link Not Working? article to learn them.

How To Use Amazon Product Images

Images on the internet are copyrighted. To ensure you are using images legally, visit my How To Use Amazon Product Images article.

What Is The Amazon SiteStripe?

Visit my What Is The Amazon Link Generator? article to learn more.

How Long Do Amazon Affiliate Links Last?

When you send a customer to Amazon, how long does Amazon track their purchases? Read my How Long Do Affiliate Links Last? article to find out.

Conclusion

Once you sign up for the Amazon affiliate program, you can promote Amazon products on your website to earn a commission.

Use the Amazon SiteStripe to get text and image links for your blog posts.

Select products on Amazon.com to promote, then click on Text or Image on the Amazon SiteStripe. Each link contains your unique code.

You get a commission when a visitor clicks on this link and makes a purchase.

For a complete tutorial on how to join the Amazon affiliate program, check out my How to sign up for the Amazon associates program post.

To learn about how you get paid by Amazon. Check out my How to withdraw money from your Amazon associate account post.

As an Amazon affiliate program member, you must have a disclosure on your website. Find out more on my Where to put the Amazon affiliate disclosure on your WordPress website post to learn more.

Do you have any questions about adding Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress blog? Please leave your questions below. I check for comments on my blog every day.